Mitchell R. Challender passed away May 1, 2019 in Olympia, Wash. He was born March 2, 1948 to Paul and Dolores (Gassin) Challender in Bremerton, Wash., and raised in Shelton, Wash.
Mitch married Joanne Turcotte on February 21, 1970 in Olympia. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad. Among his interests were camping, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and fixing/painting cars.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne Challender; son, Shane (Karyn) Challender; daughter, Michelle (Pat) McLain; grandchildren, Andrew and Patricia Challender, and Kris, Mollie and Sean McLain; and sister, Sue. He was predeceased by his father, Paul Challender; mother, Dolores Churchill; brothers, Bill, Michael (Richard), Claude, and baby boy Challender.